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Monday, 21 May 2012
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Foreign Affairs and Trade: Credit Card Breaches

(Question Nos 910 and 934)

Mr Briggs asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade and Competitiveness, in writing, on 20 March 2012:

In respect of departmental credit card use in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, and (c) 2010-11:

(1) How many times has the use of a credit card breached departmental guidelines?

(2) What was the dollar value of each breach and what sum was repaid in each instance?

(3) Were any employees disciplined for such breaches?

Dr Emerson: On behalf of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and me, the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) 2008/09 - Nil.

(b) 2009/10 - One.

(c) 2010/11 - One.

(2) (a) Not applicable.

(b) $3.11, the amount was re-paid in full.

(c) $88.26, the amount was re-paid in full.

(3) (a) Not applicable.

(b) and (c) The employee was counselled.